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E Charles Nelson tippitiwitchet at zetnet.co.uk
Fri Mar 13 12:24:09 EST 1998

The message <01bd4e7c$3ba93ca0$9f9ffcc1 at default>
  from  "Gregory A." <funkyboy.ga at wanadoo.fr> contains these words: 

> hi my name is greg and i would like to have some information about the
> famous carnivorous plant:the dionae.
> very fast please.thanks

The plant is variously known as Venus's flytrap, or Dionaea 
muscipula, and even as tippitiwitchet. It is a native plant in 
eastern USA and is widely sold in garden centres in America and 
Europe as a curiosity because of its trap-shaped leaves which snap 
shut when hairs on their inner sides are stimulated by an insect.

You should be able to get information on it in any good horticultural 
encyclopaedia, or perhaps even on internet by searching for DIONAEA 
(note spelling) or even FLYTRAP (under science / botany).

Dr Charles Nelson
Tippitiwitchet Cottage, Hall Road, OUTWELL PE14 8PE, Wisbech, UK
tel [+ 44] 01945 773057. fax [+ 44] 1945 774077
e-mail tippitiwitchet at zetnet.co.uk

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